Why OLLU

Choosing the right school and the right online program is every bit as important as choosing the right field of study, and potential students should treat the decision with care. Students who avail themselves of the online programs at Our Lady of the Lake University do not have to sacrifice the quality education and individual attention that have been hallmarks of the school since its founding in 1895.

As members of a teaching university, professors at OLLU make students their main priority. They are always available for extra help and support with coursework and assignments, often drawing on their real-world experience for lessons, ideas, and practical applications.

"I really appreciated the OLLU faculty. They were pretty awesome. They would answer things very quickly, which I appreciated. Usually things were graded within 24 hours. And that helped me so I wasn’t worried about things, or I knew how to correct things for the next assignment, so I really appreciated how promptly they addressed all my concerns."

— Chad Mosier, Class of 2015

OLLU is also a Catholic university where the educational experience is shaped by a belief in God’s Providence. This belief and confidence impacts all aspects of the university, imparts solid values and knowledge in students, and prepares graduates to enter the world and make a difference. This is the legacy of the Sisters of Divine Providence, the founders of the university.

OLLU educates the whole person in a Christian academic atmosphere that embraces intellectual, moral, social, and spiritual values. It seeks to cultivate the skills essential for individual development and critical consciousness, for lifelong learning, for exploration of ultimate philosophical and religious questions, for ethical conduct, for success in chosen professions, and for service to society.

The university is also known for its expertise in Mexican American studies, an outgrowth of our identification with the community of San Antonio and the southwest, as well as the changing demographics of the U.S. OLLU offers a robust suite of undergraduate programs in the field and is also home of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research, which seeks to enhance understanding and development of Mexican Americans through educational programs.

The cumulative result of all these programs and resources is an education that goes far beyond the basics and truly prepares students for success in their chosen fields. Whether you study on campus or online, a degree from Our Lady of the Lake University will help you position yourself for success.

To learn more about how Our Lady of the Lake University can help you succeed now and in the future, call 855-275-1082 to speak to an admissions advisor or request more information today.